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Our Pfaff 1222 won't sew a straight stitch. The repair person said everything else is perfect, but doesn't know how to solve the straight stitch problem. Than ks.

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Unfortunately, this is most likely a computer board issue and there's just no way to predict if/when a board will go bad.

Your only option at this point is to take it to an authorized Pfaff dealer. If the person who serviced it was an authorized Pfaff tech, take it back to them. If not, do take it to a Pfaff dealer - non-Pfaff authorized techs are not trained on the machines.

Sorry I can't give you a simpler answer, but until this is corrected, your machine won't work properly.

Best,
Kim

Posted on May 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Manual for a PFAFF 1222 sewing

Try www.sewingonline.co.uk/instructions or www.sewing-machine-manuals.com and click on relics, don't be put off by the word relics

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Pfaff 1222's 3 stretch stitches sew wrong and backwards only.

It sounds like the feed mechanism needs oil.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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It is in your top threading, believe it or not. Sounds odd but it is. Try this, insert a new needle (flat side facing the rear of machine), totally rethread according to your manual or go to www.sewusa.com for a free threading diagram, make sure that your presser foot is up, now when you are totally threaded, with the presser foot still up, pull on the top thread, it should feed smoothly, put the presser foot down and pull the thread again, it should barely move. This should seat the thread in the tension discs. If that doesn't do it, I am afraid that you may need a repair shop. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 28, 2011

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SOURCE: 1222 Pfaff can not adjust

Will need more info to help you. Is the white dot on the zig-zag dial still at the top? If not you will NEED (no way around it) a zig-zag dial rebluild. Most pfaff repair shops do not know how to do this repair, will need to find a 1222 expert.
This is my gess with what you have told me.
Hope this helps

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Will need more info to help you. Is the white dot on the zig-zag dial still at the top? If not you will NEED (no way around it) a zig-zag dial rebluild. Most pfaff repair shops do not know how to do this repair, will need to find a 1222 expert.
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Unfortunately, this is most likely a computer board issue and there's just no way to predict if/when a board will go bad.

Your only option at this point is to take it to an authorized Pfaff dealer. If the person who serviced it was an authorized Pfaff tech, take it back to them. If not, do take it to a Pfaff dealer - non-Pfaff authorized techs are not trained on the machines.

Sorry I can't give you a simpler answer, but until this is corrected, your machine won't work properly.

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